These two qualities have been her strength – Devotion to God and Dedication to the Poor; is thus, the message which I have personally taken from my association with Amma. 27 Sep 2016, Amritapuri
Testimonial Category: World Leaders
world leaders and politicians
Amma has come to symbolize spiritualism, philanthropy, service to the poor and the art of giving.
Sri. Arun Jaitley
– Finance Minister, India
I want to share with you what I have learned from Amritapuri: Giving. That is the message I get from Amritapuri. Go on giving. You can give. It’s not only money. You can share knowledge. You can remove the pain. And you can even go to the person who is suffering. Every one of us — the rich and poor — can give. There is no greater message than Amma’s giving to all the people of this region, and Kerala, and India, and to the world.
—Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
President of India, While inaugurating Amrita Setu in 2006, Amritapuri
There are things, that you cannot… The hug was heartfelt and warm. Her humanitarian work is incredibly extensive.
– Ms. Tanja Karpela
Honourable Cultural Minister of Finland
Amma’s approach is to totally remove the suffering of the people. Amma’s mission is to comfort and uplift humanity by developing and upgrading their skills.
– Sri. Sarad Pawar
President of the Congress Party in Maharashtra,
Member of the Parliament of India Pune, 29 February 2004
Amma does fantastic work for communal harmony. She does great service to human beings, without any difference of class, creed, religion or nationality. I was really moved by Her work. I was overcome by emotions when I met Her. I was moved! She is wonderful!
– Smt. Amisha Beagun Mirza
Honourable Mayor of Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad, 10 March 2004
Mata Amritanandamayi is the cultural ambassador of India.
– Sri. Pon Radhakrishnan
Honourable Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs of India, 2002
We love Amma not because of who She is, but because of who we become in Her presence.
– Smt. Uma Bharati
Honourable Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh,
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, 12 March 2004
There is no field of humanitarian activity where Amma’s ashram has not been involved.
“This is from my own experience. Amma has a special power to sponge up one’s pains. Her presence has brought values of love and compassion back to a strife-torn society..Till date, Amma has not uttered a single word that has hurt anybody. She has always been kind to everyone, even those who have hurt her.
– Sri. A.K. Antony,
Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala
during Amritavarsham50, Kochi, Kerala, 24 September 2003
Amma is a very, very transparent personality. She is in the real sense a “mother.” And as a mother, she loves all of the universe. She blesses us all. She gives strength to the individual, to the system and to the spiritual. That is how I feel!
– Sri. Narendra Modi
Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 10 March 2004